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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Playing in My Craft Room

This card was an experiment in trying a couple of different techniques. I had to make a card for an upcoming swap that started with the the letter "Y".

For my card, Y is for You. The sentiment was a quote from Pinterest that I printed on tissue paper with the computer and decoupage on to the card,then letters were outlined in white gell pen, and the sentiment box outlined with turquoise Indian ink. 

I coloured the background with PanPastels, stamped it randomly with a textured and a feather rubber stamps.  To complete the back ground I then added some some stenciling.

The butterfly was die cut from a scrap of paper left over from a card I made with my Gelli Plate. 

Hope my card swap partner enjoys my card as much as I did making it. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafting Musketeers -  Use a stamped image
 Seemacrafts - Mixed media project
Created With Love -  Anything Goes


  1. Lovely. Love the colors. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  2. So pretty, I love the colours and the background is beautiful, lovely sentiment too, thank you for joining in with Seemacrafts challenge
    Lindsay xx

  3. oh fabulous hun thank you for joining in at seemacrafts , seema

  4. wow this is beautiful. Love those colors. Thanks for joining us at Created with love challenges,
    Linda K. DT

  5. Lovely card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

  6. Love it, thanks for joining our weekly challenge at CWLC Blog.

    Chris B - DT

  7. This is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  8. Thank you for joining in our 'mixed media' theme over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

    This is gorgeous. So much time and detail put into this gorgeous tag. The colours are beautiful and all the different elements look stunning. This really is a fantastic piece of mixed media.

    I hope you will join us each month for our future challenges. Great prizes up for grabs :-)

    Hugs Lisa xxxx DT Member